Issue Position: Making Education Work for Children, Parents and a 21st Century Marketplace

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2012

Our children deserve the very best education we can give them. It is ultimately the way out of poverty and the best chance we can give our children to succeed.

We need our education decisions made closer to home - by parents, teachers, administrators and local boards of education. Washington cannot possibly know what's best for Jackson, or Atoka, or Huntingdon, or Dickson. Eighth District parents will make better decisions for their children than politicians and bureaucrats in Washington will.

I will work for a smaller federal role, taking federal dollars and returning them to the states. We need more opportunities for parents like school choice and charter schools.